GOVERNMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

Environment

LINKS TO ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Government agency to protect environment.

EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds

U.S. EPA’s Office of Water.

Recycle City (US EPA)

KIDS – Learn about recycling!

STATE GOVERNMENT

California Home Page

State of California.

Environmental Protection Agency

California’s Environmental Protection Agency.

Department of Toxic Substance Control

Regulates and evaluates risks posed by hazardous substances.

CalRecycle

Agency responsible for dealing with solid waste issues in the State.

California Recycling Market Development Zone

Assists businesses that recycle or use recyclable materials.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

STATE GOVERNMENT

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Government agency to protect environment.

EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds

U.S. EPA’s Office of Water.

Recycle City (US EPA)

KIDS – Learn about recycling!

California Home Page

State of California.

Environmental Protection Agency

California’s Environmental Protection Agency.

Department of Toxic Substance Control

Regulates and evaluates risks posed by hazardous substances.

CalRecycle

Agency responsible for dealing with solid waste issues in the State.

California Recycling Market Development Zone

Assists businesses that recycle or use recyclable materials.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Los Angeles County Home Page

Links to the County’s various Departments and other useful info.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Home of www.CleanLA.com (Environmental Programs Division).

Solid Waste Information Management System (SWIMS)

Online Solid Waste Information Management System.

L.A. County Ocean Water Monitoring Program

Monitors ocean water along the Los Angeles County coastline.

L.A. County Surplus Sale Bids

L.A. County Internal Services Department’s listing of open bids.

County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Information on wastewater treatment and solid waste facilities.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Energy efficiency and water conservation for Los Angeles City.

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation

Solid waste collection and treatment within Los Angeles City.

Southern California Association of Governments

SoCal regional planning agency comprised of 184 cities and 6 counties.

California State Association of Counties

CSAC Represents county governments on legislative issues.

League of California Cities

The official organization representing all California cities.

Links to cities in Los Angeles County

Links to the 88 cities in Los Angeles County.

ASSOCIATIONS

Task Force

Comprised of stakeholders to address solid waste management issues.

California Resource Recovery Association

Information on recycling in the Golden State.

The Environment Directory

A search engine devoted entirely to environmental-related information.

Environment News Service

An independent international wire service of environmental news.

EnviroLink Library

A comprehensive resource for social and environmental change.

The HORIZON Solutions Site

Database of health and environment initiatives from around the world.

TreePeople

Non-profit dedicated to environmental awareness through urban forestry.

Natural Resources Defense Council

Advocates for environmental issues.

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

The region’s leading organization regarding solid waste issues.

Environmental News Network

The latest in Environmental News from around the globe.

Environmental Science

Information and resources for careers in environmental science.

ENERGY

U.S. Department of Energy

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network.

California Energy Commission

Develops energy policy that ensures a reliable and affordable energy supply.

California Independent System Operator (ISO)

Operates the electricity power grid in California.

RECYCLING

E-waste Recycling Locator

Find recyclers for electronic waste (e-waste).

List of Recycling Coordinators in Los Angeles County

City and County Contacts for Recycling Information.

Earth’s 911 Recycling Center Locator

Locate a recycling center near you by zip code.

The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide

Tells the basics about recycling and how to get started.

Recycle City, sponsored by US EPA

KIDS – Learn about recycling!

ENERGY

RECYCLING

U.S. Department of Energy

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network.

California Energy Commission

Develops energy policy that ensures a reliable and affordable energy supply.

California Independent System Operator (ISO)

Operates the electricity power grid in California.

E-waste Recycling Locator

Find recyclers for electronic waste (e-waste).

List of Recycling Coordinators in Los Angeles County

City and County Contacts for Recycling Information.

Earth’s 911 Recycling Center Locator

Locate a recycling center near you by zip code.

The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide

Tells the basics about recycling and how to get started.

Recycle City, sponsored by US EPA

KIDS – Learn about recycling!

MATERIAL REUSE

E-waste Recycling Locator

Find recyclers for electronics (e-Waste) for reuse or recycling.

L.A. Shares

Warehouses and delivers donated items to non-profit agencies and schools

California Materials Exchange Program

List of reuse programs for free stuff.

Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer organization that builds houses for low-income families.

Goodwill Industries

List of Goodwill stores and donation centers in L.A. County.

Salvation Army

Find the nearest Salvation Army store to you, by Zip Code

HAZARDOUS WASTE

County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Wastewater treatment and solid waste facilities.

Los Angeles County Fire Department

Information on hazardous waste management and regulatory compliance.

California Poison Control Center

24-hour emergency info on poison including swallowing, eye/skin irritation, inhalation, animal/insect bites, and food/drug reactions.

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC)

Information on toxic products that are used as inhalants.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Tips on making your home safe and healthy.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Obtain product safety information or report unsafe products.

MATERIAL REUSE

HAZARDOUS WASTE

E-waste Recycling Locator

Find recyclers for electronics (e-Waste) for reuse or recycling.

L.A. Shares

Warehouses and delivers donated items to non-profit agencies and schools

California Materials Exchange Program

List of reuse programs for free stuff.

Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer organization that builds houses for low-income families.

Goodwill Industries

List of Goodwill stores and donation centers in L.A. County.

Salvation Army

Find the nearest Salvation Army store to you, by Zip Code

County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Wastewater treatment and solid waste facilities.

Los Angeles County Fire Department

Information on hazardous waste management and regulatory compliance.

California Poison Control Center

24-hour emergency info on poison including swallowing, eye/skin irritation, inhalation, animal/insect bites, and food/drug reactions.

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC)

Information on toxic products that are used as inhalants.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Tips on making your home safe and healthy.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Obtain product safety information or report unsafe products.

AIR QUALITY

South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)

Charged with improving air quality and smog control.

California Air Resources Board

State agency whose goal is to improve air quality throughout California.

Southern California Association of Governments

Reviews environmental, energy, and transportation issues.

Transforming Transportation

Info on alternative fuel vehicles and advanced transportation technologies.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Protects quality of air inside offices, schools, and workplaces.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Information on Indoor Air Quality. Better Environments Inside and Out.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Information on indoor environmental quality, workplace safety and health.

STORMWATER QUALITY

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Monitors and protects water courses and wetlands.

National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration

Describes and predicts changes in the Earth’s environment.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, LA District

Oversees federal flood control, harbor, and wetlands projects.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Monitors water quality in the agricultural sector.

U.S. Geological Survey

Branch of the U.S. Dept of Interior dedicated to water resources.

Caltrans Stormwater Program

California Department of Transportation’s stormwater permit system.

California Coastal Commission

Regulates development along the California Coast.

California Water Resources Control Board

Oversees water quality regulations statewide.

Southern California Coastal Waters Research Project

A joint-powers agency focusing on marine environmental research.

City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program

Report spills, clogged catch basins, and illicit discharges into storm drains.

California Stormwater Quality Task Force

Advises on stormwater quality issues.

Heal the Bay

Advocates for environmental issues concerning Santa Monica Bay.

Santa Monica Bay Keeper

Advocates for environmental issues concerning Santa Monica Bay.

Surfrider Foundation

Advocates for protecting our oceans, waves and beaches.

Friends of the LA River

Advocates for environmental issues concerning the Los Angeles River.

Topanga Watershed Committee

Advocates for Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles County.

Center for Watershed Protection

Non-profit group involved with environmental issues in urban watersheds.

SMART GARDENING

Theodore Payne Foundation

Advocates for the preservation of California native flora.

CalRecycle

Information on the management of organic resources.

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation

City of Los Angeles composting information.

INDUSTRIAL WASTE

County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Info on industrial waste and permitting policies.

California Water Resources Control Board

Regulates and oversees water quality statewide.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

AIR QUALITY

STORMWATER QUALITY

South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)

Charged with improving air quality and smog control.

California Air Resources Board

State agency whose goal is to improve air quality throughout California.

Southern California Association of Governments

Reviews environmental, energy, and transportation issues.

Transforming Transportation

Info on alternative fuel vehicles and advanced transportation technologies.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Protects quality of air inside offices, schools, and workplaces.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Information on Indoor Air Quality. Better Environments Inside and Out.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Information on indoor environmental quality, workplace safety and health.

SMART GARDENING

Theodore Payne Foundation

Advocates for the preservation of California native flora.

CalRecycle

Information on the management of organic resources.

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation

City of Los Angeles composting information.

INDUSTRIAL WASTE

County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Info on industrial waste and permitting policies.

California Water Resources Control Board

Regulates and oversees water quality statewide.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Monitors and protects water courses and wetlands.

National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration

Describes and predicts changes in the Earth’s environment.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, LA District

Oversees federal flood control, harbor, and wetlands projects.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Monitors water quality in the agricultural sector.

U.S. Geological Survey

Branch of the U.S. Dept of Interior dedicated to water resources.

Caltrans Stormwater Program

California Department of Transportation’s stormwater permit system.

California Coastal Commission

Regulates development along the California Coast.

California Water Resources Control Board

Oversees water quality regulations statewide.

Southern California Coastal Waters Research Project

A joint-powers agency focusing on marine environmental research.

City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program

Report spills, clogged catch basins, and illicit discharges into storm drains.

California Stormwater Quality Task Force

Advises on stormwater quality issues.

Heal the Bay

Advocates for environmental issues concerning Santa Monica Bay.

Santa Monica Bay Keeper

Advocates for environmental issues concerning Santa Monica Bay.

Surfrider Foundation

Advocates for protecting our oceans, waves and beaches.

Friends of the LA River

Advocates for environmental issues concerning the Los Angeles River.

Topanga Watershed Committee

Advocates for Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles County.

Center for Watershed Protection

Non-profit group involved with environmental issues in urban watersheds.

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